View Full Version : Ind. Rep. Hostettler Detained at Airport

04-21-04, 04:17 PM
Apr 20, 10:48 PM (ET)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rep. John Hostettler of Indiana was briefly detained Tuesday when airport security workers found a handgun in his briefcase as he was going through a checkpoint on a trip back to Washington.
The five-term Republican congressman was preparing to board a US Airways flight at Louisville International Airport when the gun was found, said his press secretary Michael Jahr.
"Apparently the congressman had left a handgun in his briefcase and forgot it was in there and took it to the security checkpoint, where it was detected and they detained him briefly to make sure he had no ill intent as they should do," Jahr said.
Jahr said Hostettler is an avid sportsman and has a permit for the weapon, but he was not sure what type of handgun the congressman had and whether it was loaded.
Hostettler has represented his district in southwestern Indiana since 1995 and is seeking re-election this year to a sixth term.

[color=red]Don't Fire Unless Fired Upon, that is why I carry a Weapon, :banana:

Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN)


04-21-04, 08:23 PM
Don't care !!!

I'm working in Louisville, and it's in the paper.

Dont' Fkn care !!!

If you own a firearm, YOU ARE responsible for it, it's whereabouts, it's safety, it's condition.

If he didn't remember it was there, he doesn't deserve to keep it. One less thing for him to worry about.